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Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 07-04-17, 10:48 AM
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Posted By jonas's RX
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbu...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_1535_97f92d2a13dd3d717f97702f959c2d8db44a5d0d.jpgJust gave the SC a bath and ready for the summer !...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 06-14-17, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By jonas's RX
dearjohns open the hood, start the engine ...

dearjohns

open the hood, start the engine and listen by the ( ABS) brake accumulator
by the driver's side of the firewall.

If there is a slight " buzzing" by the ABS pump, it is
the ABS...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-29-17, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By jonas's RX
It looks like it is not a climate issue but those...

It looks like it is not a climate issue but those 2 brackets tend to get
rusty. As long as it does not break off, then we are good.

it sounds like everyone so far who has the older SC 02-05
has...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-29-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By jonas's RX
If you look at BGW70 new muffler setup it looks...

If you look at BGW70 new muffler setup it looks like
he did change everything out with his muffler system but
the muffler where the brackets are rusted

i as sure his muffler shop saw the rust...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-29-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By jonas's RX
Guys if the exhaust is still good, I think a wire...

Guys if the exhaust is still good, I think a wire brush and
some vinegar will get the surface rust off

there is no point in waiting till the rust penetrate all the way
through the muffler .
...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-29-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By jonas's RX
Has anyone try use vinger and a wire brush to...

Has anyone try use vinger and a wire brush to clean all that rustoff the exgaust bracket ?
I wondered if the rust will eventually eat through the brackets,?
rust on the brackets cannot be good for...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-28-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,967
Posted By jonas's RX
Yep , if you open the doors, hood, fenders and...

Yep , if you open the doors, hood, fenders and trunk
there should be a vin sticker on each panel

if you look closely on the Pebble Beach I was about
To buy, you can see the different white tone...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-28-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,967
Posted By jonas's RX
A paint meter would be the way to tell for sure...

A paint meter would be the way to tell for sure if the car has
ever been repainted

however , with pearl white and silver , if you look from the side and
not straight on, it is pretty apparent if...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-28-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,967
Posted By jonas's RX
Check with Mandy He is another SC fan that...

Check with Mandy

He is another SC fan that might know

why take it off. I think the tail might look odd
actually without the spoiler

I see the Silver one has no Spoiler and it looks
Odd...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-28-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By jonas's RX
BGW70 wow my 02 is exactly like yours. ...

BGW70

wow my 02 is exactly like yours.

everything else in the undercarriage is rust free but
the two brackets. I wondered if this was a defect ?
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-28-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,967
Posted By jonas's RX
That I am not sure I would leave it on....

That I am not sure

I would leave it on. Have you done the
T/B , waterpump? How is the battery and the
rear trunk shocks , speakers and the TPMS? These are
items that go out
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-28-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,967
Posted By jonas's RX
Stagepony The rear spoiler was bolted on the...

Stagepony

The rear spoiler was bolted on the rear trunk.
Lexus did import some SC without the spoiler and
there is a slight lip on the trunk and that might be what
you are thinking.

Welcome...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-28-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,967
Posted By jonas's RX
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbu...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x1333/80-img_6358_eb2212e256de3a03caf31db46f6384808af3c8aa.jpgBefore buying my 02 , I was very close to buying an 07 Pebble Beach Pearl...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-28-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,967
Posted By jonas's RX
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbu...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_7749_c9f3efaaf40d52ef015ae46bc2071a7914672f08.jpgI have the Ecru White interior
I was pretty picky I wanted a clean
WGC ....
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-28-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,967
Posted By jonas's RX
welcome stagepony I love to see pics of your...

welcome stagepony

I love to see pics of your car. I also have a WHC ( White Gold
Crystal) . The WGC is getting harder to come by
I owned a few SC in my days and I really wanted to
Get a Clean...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-27-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By jonas's RX
Is your exhaust brackets rusty ? Weird ...

Is your exhaust brackets rusty ? Weird
everything else look good other than the teo brackets
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-27-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By jonas's RX
Is your exhaust brackets rusty ?

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_0758_14508265886442a7292e5aac48769fea74f00210.jpgI was getting an oil change and I notice my exhaust are rusty . Does anyone...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-23-17, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By jonas's RX
Poqnan Can you have the body shop respray...

Poqnan

Can you have the body shop respray the door?
I don't know if you can buff it to reblend ?

The other option is to buy an 10:)
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-23-17, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By jonas's RX
What I notice is the depreciation curve on the SC...

What I notice is the depreciation curve on the SC has close
to bottom out on almost all years.

What this means is unless you buy an 08-10, any SC that has
about 100K , in very good to excellent...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-20-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 52,368
Posted By jonas's RX
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbu...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.clublexus.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/80-img_0625_fb9ac3cb208492605555a613ebb92d8aba234537.jpgAnother reason why you got to love the SC when it is top down weather in...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-11-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By jonas's RX
Gang The reality is what can you really get...

Gang

The reality is what can you really get at the 20K-25K price
range with the Toyota Reliability and a Convertible these days ?

You have a car that was originally sold for $62K in 2002 and ...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-11-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By jonas's RX
Sblevin The way to sell is to be "...

Sblevin



The way to sell is to be " patient "
Every buyer who purchased my car paid
cash and I had a loan the new buyer paid
For me .

give me a pm if you need help
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-10-17, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By jonas's RX
The SC that have been taken care of will not ...

The SC that have been taken care of will not
lose much in value. From experience , I think mileage
plays a role but not much as long as the car is under 100K
The first SC I sold for only a bit...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-10-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By jonas's RX
I can't really speak for other SC owners...

I can't really speak for other SC owners experience but
In CA , a " clean SC " actually hold its value pretty well

I previously owned 3 SC ( again they were all very clean
with mileage from 30K...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-10-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By jonas's RX
SBlevin sorry to hear you are selling your...

SBlevin

sorry to hear you are selling your SC. Are you getting something else
? I know you did a lot of work from your past post on your SC

As for selling the car, put it on Craiglist and if...
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